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Showing posts from April, 2010

Explore Georgia: Tybee Island Tips No One Tells You About

Ever wonder how can you maximize your visit to Tybee Island? We have gathered the best insider tips so you can plan a dream trip to one of the most unique places you'll ever visit. BEST PLACE TO LAY DOWN YOUR TOWEL Park near the Tybee Beach Beach and Pavilion ( Tybrisa St, Tybee Island, GA 31328) use the bridge  in front of the Tybee Island Marine Center  turn right and walk towards the rock formation close to the sand dunes. This portion of the beach has a smoother sand, lots of shallow areas that are perfect for little kids to bathe safely, is less crowded, and because it's close to the sand dunes you will see a large variety of seaside birds.

Thru My Lens Pictures of the Week 4/30/2010

  Happiness is finding delight in the little things.  Photo by @papachote  Happiness is knowing someone really cares. Photo by Renee (Aka Shalunya)   Happiness is taking our new shelter dog  for his first stroll in the city. Photo by @lizacardona Pictures are posted every Friday. If you want your photo to be featured you can email to:

Thru my lens pictures of the week 4/23/2010

Happiness is when your cat loves you as much as you love him - Ollie and Colin Photo by Dianna R. ( Free Sample Momma) Happiness is having some Paradise Cake  From King's Hawaiian Bakery! Photo by  Ernest Sanada ( @ernsand )  Happiness is watching my boys play on the beach at sunset. Photo by Tanya Ponce ( @MauiMami ) Happiness pictures can be sent to or can be posted via twitter with the #thrumylens hashtag

Thru my Lens Project – Spreading Happiness One Picture at a Time

Happiness is contagious. Help me spread it! I’m a true believer that Happiness is fundamental to human existence. I also believe that online social networks plays a critical role in spreading happiness around the world. A new study that followed a large group of people for 20 years concluded that happiness is more contagious than previously thought. “Your happiness depends not just on your choices and actions, but also on the choices and actions of people you don’t even know who are one, two and three degrees removed from you,” said Dr. Nicholas A. Christakis, author of the study, to be published in BMJ, a British journal. If your friend’s friend’s friend becomes happy, that has a bigger impact on you being happy than putting an extra $5,000 in your pocket. People with the most social connections -- friends, spouses, neighbors, relatives -- were also the happiest, the data showed. "Each additional happy person makes you happier," Christakis said. "Imagine tha

Wordless Wednesday - The Bluebird of Happiness Bus

This photo is courtesy of one of our Twitter followers @GioLovesYou

Quote of the Week

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.”   Lao-Tzu

Australian ABC launches internet-only reality game called Project Bluebird!

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has launched its first internet-only alternate reality drama. Bluebird AR is a new way of experiencing drama as it unfolds in real-time across the internet. You're invited to engage with this drama, either by involving yourself in the events or watching as they unfold - the level of commitment is entirely up to you. Alternate reality narratives such as Bluebird involve a fictional scenario that occurs and is played out against a backdrop of real world activity. The events and characters in the story are entirely fictional but they interact with reality online, including existing social media spaces and through websites created by the ABC. For more information on alternate reality games (ARG), click here. Why is the ABC doing this? Just as Literature, Radio, Television and Cinema offer well established mediums for drama, Online is reaching a level of maturity as a medium to offer its own compelling stories. But with a new language t

New Study Claims: Success of Near and Dears’ is the Source of Ultimate Happiness

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, England , found that both men and women believe a satisfied, settled family life is the source of ultimate happiness for them.  The Cambridge study was carried out by Professor Jacqueline Scott, Dr. Anke Plagnol and Dr. Jane Nolan and appears in a new book, Gender Inequalities In The 21st Century, published by Edward Elgar. The study compiled the views of more than 10,000 people. Taken at face value, their responses appeared to confirm gender stereotypes, with more men for example mentioning "finance" in connection with their well-being and women more commonly referring to their families. Closer analysis, however, revealed that many respondents were linking their own happiness with that of the people closest to them, but phrasing that link in gender-specific terms. Men, for instance, often connected financial security with well-being because they still see themselves as "breadwinners". Similarly, women were more l

Wordless Wednesday - Happiness Street Found in Georgia

Yesterday while searching for a park I accidentally ended up on this street. I stopped the car and took a picture. Maybe is a sign that we should move to this neighborhood LOL. 

Healing Spaces - Which home changes bring the most happiness?

  I always said that is not how expensive your house is but how happy it makes you feel when you step in. According to a recent study our surrounding environment  has a significant impact on our immunological system and our ability to heal. Therefore, the way we decorate our home starting with wall color,  furniture arrangement, and use of space can enhance or damage our health.   Dr. Esther Sternberg, expert on neural-immune science and author of The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions, is a leading researcher exploring the connections between the areas of the brain that control immunity with those that generate feelings and thought. She makes a convincing case about how a comforting environment can aid physical healing. Sternberg immerses us in the discoveries that have revealed a complicated working relationship between the senses, the emotions, and the immune system. First among these is the story of the researcher who, in the 1980s, found that